Flag Day is June 14 but for Comcast’s VetNet Employee Resource Group (ERG), caring for the Stars and Stripes is a yearlong passion. Last year, employees in Comcast’s Keystone Region started a flag replacement program that encourages Comcast team members to note the location of old and tattered American flags that are flying anywhere in our footprint, including Pittsburgh, York and Harrisburg, and request a replacement.
“Since Memorial Day 2021, Comcast employees have identified 60 locations in the Keystone Region in need of new American flags,” said Greg Wagner, Senior Manager of Installation and Service and Co-Lead for Comcast’s VetNet Employee Resource Group in the area. “Members of VetNet replace these flags free of charge, regardless of whether they are Comcast customers.”
The flag replacement program is led by VetNet members, many of whom are military veterans, active participants in the Reserves or family and other supporters of the military community. If an employee shares the location of a tattered flag with the VetNet team, the program coordinator contacts the individual or business to determine their interest in receiving a replacement. Once they have replaced a flag, VetNet then retires the old one at a local VFW in accordance with flag retirement protocols.